Field Trips

A field trip to the Erie Canal Museum includes a docent led tour of the Museum and educator-led activities. Field trips are available year round, Monday – Friday between 9:30 AM and 3:00 PM. Field trip visits can accommodate up to 60 people with a minimum of 10 people.
Erie Canal Museum docents will guide students through the Museum for about one hour, highlighting the important role the Erie Canal played in the development of our country. Tours include a short history of the Erie Canal, the National Register 1850 Weighlock building, the Frank Buchanan Thomson, a full size replica line boat, the education gallery, and more. In addition to the hour-long guided tour, Museum Educators will lead students in two hands-on educational activities. Please plan about 2 hours for your Erie Canal Museum Field Trip.

Field Trip Fees

Guided tours are $7 per person.
The Museum requests a $5 per person donation for self guided group tours.
Tour leaders, chaperones, and bus drivers are free.
Visit to learn more about the Erie Canalway National Hertitage Corridor’s Ticket to Ride program, which funds some field trips to the Erie Canal Museum.
For more information about guided tours for adults, visit here.